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Dr Rachel Gould

Dr Rachel Gould

Registered Clinical Psychologist

Client groups:  Adolescents 12+ and Adults

Telehealth only


Rachel is an AHPRA registered Clinical Psychologist, who enjoys working with adults and adolescents with a wide range of issues.

Rachel particularly values helping people with mood, worry and distress problems. These might originate either from the past or have occurred more recently. Rachel is focussed on compassionate and collaborative approaches to treatment. She believes this approach will help to alleviate distress, resolve problems and increase wellbeing. Her training enables her to work in a flexible and responsive way, with a range of theoretical and evidence-based therapeutic approaches. She draws on the most appropriate approaches, according to your needs and preferences.


Rachel recognises that no two people are the same, and that it is important to understand you as an individual. For therapy to be effective, she believes it is vital to build a strong therapeutic partnership in a safe and supported environment. In therapy, she will take time to listen and carefully develop with you an agreed approach that is tailored to your needs. Her aim is for you to develop and draw on your existing strengths and skills.

Rachel has worked with adolescents, adults and families in adult community mental health and trauma services in Melbourne and the UK. For the last five years Rachel has worked in private practice in Australia with adolescents and adults.


Rachel has a Bachelor of Arts with Honours from the University of Melbourne, Master of Psychology from Monash University, Doctorate of Clinical Psychology from the University of Liverpool (UK) and Post Graduate Diploma of Cognitive Therapy from Manchester University (UK). Rachel attends regular clinical supervision and professional development to maintain high standards of practice.


Assessment & Treatment of: 

  • Adjustment difficulties and life transitions

  • Anxiety, worry and stress 

  • Bipolar

  • Childhood difficulties

  • Depression and low mood

  • Eating difficulties, weight management

  • Experiences of abuse- emotional, physical, sexual

  • Grief, loss and bereavement

  • Health Anxiety

  • Obsessive-Compulsive difficulties

  • Panic, Phobias and Fears

  • Perinatal issues

  • Psychosis

  • Relationships and friendships

  • Social Anxiety

  • Self-esteem and self-confidence

  • Self-criticism, Shame

  • Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder




Treatment Approaches:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

  • Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT)

  • Mindfulness and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

  • Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)

  • Behavioural Family Therapy

  • Attachment and Psychodynamic Theory

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